Biography of Private Albert Ash, (242014)
1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Formerly 28850 – Kings Royal Rifles
Died 26th October 1917


  • Name: Thomas Albert E Ash
  • Date of birth: 1884
  • Place of Birth: Dyke, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April-June 1884
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: William Ash
  • DOB: 1836
  • Place of Birth: Dyke, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer

  • Name: Emma Christian
  • DOB: 1844
  • Place Of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1873 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Ash, 1874, Dyke
  • Richard Evelyn Ash, 1876, Dyke
  • Elizabeth Ash, 1878, Dyke
  • James Christian Ash, 1881, Dyke
  • Thomas Albert Ebenezer Ash, 1884, Dyke
  • Joseph Henry Ash, 1887, Dyke
  • Frederick Edward Ash, 1889, Dyke (Died 1895 age 6)


  • 1891: Albert is living with his parents in Dyke, Lincolnshire
  • 1901: Albert is living with his parents in Dyke, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Albert is living with his mother in Dyke, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 26 and he is listed as a farmer
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for Albert has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • WAr Office Weekly Casualty List December 18th 1917
    Ash 242014 A. (Dyke)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Albert Ash, 242014, 1st/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers was killed in action on 26th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left Too

  • Mother Emma


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
    Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Albert Ash, 242014, 1st/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers who died on 26 September 1917.
  • Remembered with honour, Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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